Funny how words and language spring from the oddest of sources.
Preventative health care is one of the most important parts of health care. Those yearly exams help patients have peace of mind and less stress about their health.
Flag Day celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the flag of the United States of America. We proudly call that flag “Old Glory” or “The stars and stripes.” Whatever we choose to call it, it represents the greatest country in the world.
Health of residents is important when it comes to considering what makes a state excellent. We’d like to see Gov. Stitt be more open to creative ways to encourage more Oklahomans to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
We’re finally able to gather with friends and family again. We are able to dine indoors without mask mandates. We are able to attend sporting events and enjoy baseball and basketball this summer. And, we’re able to travel more freely again by airplane.
Gov. Kevin Stitt was delivered a big setback Tuesday when the Oklahoma Supreme Court declared that his plan to privatize the state’s Medicaid program was unconstitutional.
We’d like to see both state legislatures and the federal government increase funding for technologies law enforcement can utilize to improve law enforcement and community safety for vehicle chases.
Woodring Wall of Honor the place on Monday to celebrate our men and women in the military who protect the freedom of all Americans.
On Monday, Memorial Day, a ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Woodring Wall of Honor will honor the fallen of Oklahoma and Vance Air Force Base. ... We have not forgotten them. We will never forget them.
Remembering these ancestors and contemplating how they dealt with the adversities in their lives helps give me perspective and hope. I’m thankful for the time I will spend this weekend thinking about them.
Although more than 50% of the U.S. population has received one COVID-19 vaccine dose so far, 39% are fully vaccinated and infections continue a dramatic downward trend, many people still are concerned about getting the shot.
Andrew Clyde, R-GA, says the folks who smashed and trashed and bashed their way into the Capitol that day were merely over-enthusiastic sightseers. ... I have toured the Capitol, but I guess I was simply unprepared. I had a camera with me. I left my zip ties, bear spray, pipe, baseball bat and stun gun at home.
We’ve been fortunate over the decades. There has been very little adversity, truth be told, and far more moments of triumph. But not lately. Between the pandemic and my health challenges, I fear I have piled a lifetime of adversity on my bride in recent months. ... But she hasn’t wavered ...
We keep learning about how the COVID pandemic has changed the way we do business, and apparently, it’s also changed the way lobbyists do business when it comes to interactions with Oklahoma state legislators.
One day it dawned on me I can do just about anything I put my mind to. I found I don’t like to be told I can’t do something. It’s how my constitution is made up.
It may be surprising to many Oklahomans that one of the biggest growth areas for the state’s economy is in the electric vehicle industry. That growth could be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to transportation funding.
Mask mandates are starting to end nationwide, and our country is slowly emerging from 15 months of various lockdowns and restrictions. This is certainly good news, and it should continue as long as people continue to get the COVID vaccine.
The last two school years have definitely been bizarre, and that fact makes the 2021 Teacher Appreciation Week even more important than usual.
The showdown between Republican legislators and Gov. Kevin Stitt is getting more intense as the Oklahoma House advanced a bill last week to halt privatization of the state’s Medicaid program.
I am reminded of “The Crow and the Pitcher” story by Aesop. ❝A crow was about to die of thirst when he saw a pitcher of water standing on a stone wall. Quickly the crow flew to the pitcher, thinking of the cool, refreshing drink he would have. But his beak was not long enough to reach the water. The poor bird was not going to have his drink after all. He flew to a stump. Just as the crow was about to give up, he spied some pebbles lying nearby. Suddenly, he had an idea. He flew over and picked up a pebble in his beak. Carrying it in his beak, he dropped it into the pitcher. The level of the water rose just a little. Then he brought another pebble, and another, and another. With each pebble, the water rose still higher. By the time he had dropped all the pebbles into the pitcher, the water had reached the top. The clever crow then settled down beside the pitcher and drank his fill. Never had any drink tasted so delicious.❞ The moral of the story is: If something seems impossible, little by little does the trick. I guess following through is much like that. It takes patience, endurance, determination and a will to succeed.
Getting the vaccine is one of the most important decisions of our lifetime. There is a website, getvaccineanswers.org, that gives a simple message: Having questions is good; it’s normal to be cautious when something new comes along. Answers are available.
Oklahoma’s film rebate program has not been out of control as it has in some other states, and it’s been a reasonable investment that has exceeded every expectation of growth. Adding to the rebate gives the industry room to continue to expand infrastructure and jobs for Oklahomans.
Bomb threats cost community taxpayers. Law enforcement must take every threat seriously, and they expend many resources to make sure there is no bomb, often spending hours combing through a building.
Humanity’s exploration of the solar system is really still in its infancy, and while Ingenuity may seem like a tiny step, it is a significant one.
Unfortunately, Friday is expected to be rainy during the day and night, but the weather should cooperate the rest of weekend. Get out if you can and have some fun.
Contrast what NOC is doing with the presidential search at the University of Oklahoma. OU did two presidential searches within a year and a half, both under the cloak of darkness. Their first selection was not a very good one, and that president lasted only a year. Their second search was basically anointing another OU administrator as interim, then to the permanent position.
The verdict provides some sense of justice. The moral rightness of the law and administration of the law was held up. And, there will be sentencing to come, which will be another layer of justice and accountability. But there is much more that needs to happen before true justice and accountability can prevail for our nation, and especially for racial minorities.
Finally, the Chisholm National Historic Trail and the Western National Historic Trail may get the recognition they deserve for playing an integral role in Oklahoma history.
The world is a much more dangerous place than it seemed early in the morning of April 19, 1995. We know the oceans can’t protect us, and neither can living in an unremarkable town.
He never said it would be easy to follow Him. The road is narrow, and I’ll readily admit it can be a little depressing sometimes. But the promise ...
This Week's Circulars
The Service celebrating and honoring the life of Thomas "Tommy" Crawford, 74, of Enid are pending under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Condolences and special memories may be made to the family online at WWW.Brown-Cummings.Com
ENID — Celebration of life service for Richard Leroy Wood will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Richard was born 5/28/1932 and passed away on 6/12/2021. www.andersonburris.com
OCTOBER 25, 1926 - JUNE 9, 2021 CANTON — Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Canton Christian Church, with burial at Munice Cemetery. Condolences may be made online at www.piercefuneralhomes.com.
JANUARY 26, 1939-JUNE 8, 2021 CANTON — Wake will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Canton Native American Gym. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Canton School's Multi-Purpose Building.
- New Enid meat company to build facility; county industrial park projects fully funded
- Enid man receives 20 years, 3 partially suspended life sentences for child sex crimes
- 3 injured when car, motorcycle collide Sunday in Blaine County
- Drummond names Kokojan, Vestal as basketball coaches
- 'I’m not giving up on my husband': Vance airman survives COVID-19 with wife fighting for, supporting him
- Hillsdale man injured when motorcycle collides with deer
- Garfield County undersheriff resigns from position
- ERDA board seeks incentive to fill space in old Kmart building
- EPD sergeant suspended after Friday morning arrest
- COVID-19's intermission might be over for NW Oklahoma's silver screens